death valley

  1. Dave

    La Muerte & El Fuego

    The tale of two valleys: death and fire. Like a million other gullible tourists, I perked up to the talk of a superbloom this spring in Death Valley National Park. The park started promoting the wildflower situation with a video that made the rounds in February. Then every news site in...
  2. balzaccom

    Death Valley, March

    What a wonderful time of the year to hike Death Valley! The first week of March brought us perfect wildflowers, great weather, and a whole series of new trails and adventures. We drove down through Tehachapi, and the flowers there were our first clue that this was going to be amazing. We...
  3. Tres Westbrook

    Death Valley National Park - Day One - Golden Cathedral / Gower Gulch

    My wife and I spent the week after Christmas exploring parts of Death Valley National Park in California. I had planned a "highlights" tour of the park, with us doing a day hike or back country drive each day. We spent our first night at Texas Spring campground. It was chilly and windy, but...
  4. ogg

    Funeral Slot Canyon, DVNP, 10-2012

    A few years ago, in October, I undertook a long weekend getaway to dayhike Funeral Slot Canyon in Death Valley National Park. My kids had a three day weekend off from school and their Grandmother- a full time RV'r- was parked at a casino in Amaragosa, so it was a perfect opportunity to both let...
  5. Tres Westbrook

    Road Trip to the Racetrack Playa - Death Valley

    When I was in elementary school, every few weeks my teacher would hand out a brochure from Scholastic with paperback books that you could get your parents to buy for you. I'm sure that every other class in the country received the same or similar brochures regularly. Anyway, the brochures were...
  6. ram

    Crash Site/Lower Hades Canyon 2-15-15

    A service project was suggested by Death Valley National Park. The Coalition of American canyoneers jumped on board. The death Valley Wilderness Coordinator Charlie Callagan wanted to survey a not historic plane crash site. Here Charlie describes the crash...
  7. balzaccom

    Death Valley in February

    A few years ago we took a trip to Death Valley in the spring...thinking that it would be a good way to get in some hiking while the Sierra was under snow, and it would also give us a chance to see one of the largest US national parks at a time when the temperatures were conducive to hiking and...
  8. IntrepidXJ

    Leaving Death Valley

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 9 & 10 Sunday & Monday, February 17-18, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO For my last morning in Death Valley I decided to head back up to Dante's View to catch the sunrise. Glow on the horizon. Morning Color by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr The Earth...
  9. IntrepidXJ

    All Around Death Valley

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 8 Saturday, February 16, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO Today would be my last full day in Death Valley National Park. I spent the day visiting a few popular areas of the park I had skipped over earlier in the week so I could at least check them out...
  10. IntrepidXJ

    Eureka Dunes to the Mesquite Dunes

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 7 Friday, February 15, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO After spending much of the week exploring Death Valley and not running into many people, things would finally change today. I would start seeing quite a few more people and even getting stuck...
  11. IntrepidXJ

    Volcanic Tablelands to the Eureka Dunes

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 6 Thursday, February 14, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO On Thursday morning I was up early (yet again!) and hiking back to the Sky Rock petroglyphs well before the sun would come up for the day. I was hoping to capture the photo of Sky Rock that I...
  12. IntrepidXJ

    The Racetrack to Bishop

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 5 Wednesday, February 13, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO Up before dawn again...I'm not really sure when I became a morning person? When I got in my Jeep after taking down camp, the LCD screen in my dashboard told me it was 23 degrees out, the...
  13. IntrepidXJ

    Badwater to The Racetrack

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 4 Tuesday, February 12, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO As usual, I was up and taking down my campsite while it was still dark out. Thanks to the long nights this time of the year I still managed to get plenty of sleep and was wide awake. I drove back...
  14. IntrepidXJ

    Zabriskie Point to Badwater

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 3 Monday, February 11, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO My alarm woke me up a few hours before sunrise on Monday morning. I quickly got my camp loaded back in the Jeep and started the short drive over to the popular Zabriskie Point. As usual, I was the...
  15. IntrepidXJ

    Falling Man to Dante's View

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 2 Sunday, February 10, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO After a good night of sleep my alarm woke me up before the sun was expected to rise. When I got out of my tent I noticed that some thin clouds had moved in overnight and the sky was completely...

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